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Launch of the Cities and Digital Rights platform


(Barcelona, Spain). - In the framework of the event "Human Rights in the Digital Age: Lessons Learned from Cities in Europe and Latin America," the Coalition of Cities for Digital Rights (CC4DR) has presented an innovative initiative aimed at boosting digital transformation and ensuring the protection of human rights in the digital age.

The Cities and Digital Rights Platform is the result of a strategic collaboration between the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAF) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), with the support of the consulting firm Unit, an expert in public innovation and service design. What was initially conceived as a project aimed at Latin American cities has evolved to incorporate European cities, thanks to the active participation of the Coalition of Cities for Digital Rights (CC4DR), which assume responsibility for maintaining and strengthening the platform.

The fundamental purpose of the "Cities and Digital Rights Platform" is to empower citizens and bring digital transformation closer to the people. As of today, all public servants, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, are invited to join this community by sharing digital transformation projects with a human rights approach. The projects shared on this platform will have the opportunity to be highlighted as examples of digital transformation at a global level, thus contributing to the development and improvement of similar initiatives in different countries around the world. 

Those who wish to share their projects and create profiles can do so in the "Opportunities" section of the website.

Once projects are submitted and profiles are created, registered members will have the opportunity to participate in future activities, including a first mentoring session open to the public with Hector Dominguez Aguirre, Open Data, Privacy and Smart City Coordinator in Portland, USA. This session will address 10 essential ideas for digital transformation in municipalities.

The platform represents an unprecedented milestone in the promotion of human rights in the digital age and offers a valuable example of public-private collaboration in the field of human development.

For more information and to join this community dedicated to improving people's quality of life and strengthening trust in institutions in the digital age, visit

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Jaime Alvarez Gonzalez
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